Access and Equal Education Opportunity for Students

Our mission is to provide access and equal educational opportunity for students with disabilities, enabling them to succeed academically, socially and professionally.

Once students have self-identified, applied for services, and provided documentation of their disability, our staff works to determine eligibility for reasonable accommodations. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), both the student and the College must carry out these responsibilities in a timely manner. The Disability Services  Office also acts as a liaison between the student and faculty and staff.

The Disability Services Office is an official New York State Voter Registration site. Individuals who visit our office are given the opportunity to register as New York State voters. Assistance is available to complete the registration.

A grievance relating to either reasonable accommodations or a BCC program, service, or activity that is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be filed with:

Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance and Diversity

Bronx Community College/CUNY

2155 University Avenue

Bronx, New York 10453

Phone: 718-289-5100, Ext. 3494

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action College with the City University of New York (CUNY) that encourages campus diversity.

Which buildings on campus are accessible?

Please see campus map for accessible locations:  Link for BCC map with accessible buildings (PDF)

How do I request accessible location for my classes due to my disability?

  • Students requesting accessible classrooms need to register with Disability Services Office and provide any necessary documentation.
  • Once a student is determined eligible and accommodations are approved, the office makes every effort to relocate necessary classrooms.
  • Relocations require significant time and coordination between various campus facility resources and offices.
  • As each student’s disability indicates level of physical mobility and limitations, every semester the student has to request in writing each class that student wishes to have relocated.   To guarantee necessary relocations and minimize missed classes, requests should be made to disability services at least 3 weeks prior to start of semester.  Also notify Disability Service Office of any changes in schedule such as course additions or withdrawals.
  • Late requests after the start of a semester should be discussed with Disability Services Office for available options as relocations cannot be guaranteed and due to needed time to coordinate, student may miss classes, impacting course requirements.

Access A Ride Users Information

Access-A-Ride MTA New York City Transit operates Access-A-Ride, the City’s paratransit system. Access-A-Ride (AAR) provides transportation for people with disabilities who are unable to use public bus or subway service for some or all of their trips.

How to schedule an Access-A-Ride Trip to/from: 

Bronx Community College, 200 Hall of Fame Terrace, Bronx, NY 10453

  • College Administration, in cooperation with NYCT Paratransit, has established 2 specific AAR stops at Bronx Community College:
    • North Hall & Library
    • Butler
  • Each of these locations has specific GPS coordinates along with signage to aide in the successful connection of the AAR vehicle/driver and customer. Therefore, reservations or Subscriptions must be made with a live agent by phone.
  • When scheduling individual trips or subscription service for Bronx Community College please determine if you are traveling to/from one of these locations and ask the agent to:
    • use the PLACES FILE to locate the address for ‘Bronx Community College’ and ….
      • North Hall & Library
      • Butler

If you experience any difficulty during the reservation process, please ask to speak with a supervisor.

Safe Travels!
1-877-337-2017 / 718-393-4999
Reservations—Prompt #2 (7 days a week / 7 AM—5 PM)
Subscriptions—prompt # 6 (M—F, 9 AM—5 PM)
Reservations need to be made 1—2 days in advance
Subscription Service needs 3 business days to be established.

Link on how to book an Access A Ride dropoff or pickup (PDF)

Link to New York City Transit’s Access A Ride Webpage

Due to my disability, I need to be dropped off and picked up on campus.....

Students would need to be registered with our office.  If determination is made that due to your disability, you need to be dropped off and/or picked up from campus, we will provide you with necessary letter to present to Public Safety Office so that you can secure an on campus drop off pass.  Please reach out to our office for more information.

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